The same judge who stopped the electricity reform suspends the register of mobile phone users

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The same judge who stopped the electricity reform suspends the register of mobile phone users

Judge Juan Pablo Gómez Fierro granted a temporary suspension to the National Register of Mobile Phone Users on the grounds that it will contain biometric data and could affect “the right to free access to multiple and timely information”.

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April 21, 2021 3 min read

This article was translated using AI technologies from our Spanish edition. Errors can occur due to this process. This story originally appeared on Alto Nivel

Juan Pablo Gómez Fierro, Second District Administrative Judge specializing in Economic Competition, Broadcasting and Telecommunications in Mexico City, granted the first provisional suspension against the National Register of Cell Phone Users as it “could affect free access to multiple and timely information “”, Set out in Article 6 of the Constitution.

This judge is the same one who last March suspended the reform of the electricity industry law with general effects. This decision was sharply criticized by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who even called on the Federal Council of Justice to initiate investigations against the Togado.

In this case, according to the decision granting the temporary suspension, the copy of which is HIGH LEVEL, the judge considers that the National Register of Mobile Phone Users (PANAUT) may not be an “ideal or proportionate measure” as what gives there is no direct or causal link between the existence of this register and better investigation and prosecution of crimes? ”

Judge Juan Pablo Gómez Fierro has temporarily suspended the implementation of the National Register of Mobile Phone Users (PANAUT), which will contain biometric data. Image: Special about high level.

The reform of 13 articles of the Federal Telecommunications Act was published in the Federation Official Gazette on the afternoon of April 16 and came into force last Saturday. It stipulates that mobile phone owners are obliged to register their biometric data in a register that will be responsible for the Federal Telecommunications Institute.

However, it is the mobile phone companies who first collect the data of their respective users and have the line canceled if they refuse this registration.

Biometric data is all of the physical, physiological and behavioral characteristics of the individual, including our fingerprints, the iris, the retina, the shape and characteristics of our face, the color of our skin and even the specifics of the birth that we have in our bodies.